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Addington railway workshops

Addington railway workshops

Louise Henderson’s 1930 painting shows the Addington railway workshops (in Christchurch) in full swing. They began production in the 1880s, and from 1889 to the late 1920s were the main site of locomotive building in New Zealand. The workshops closed in 1990.

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Christchurch Art Gallery - Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Oil painting by Louise Henderson

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Neill Atkinson, 'Railways - Workshops', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Neill Atkinson, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 11 Mar 2016